Overnight Fleet Manager

Fleet Manager
Formed in 1924, Cowan Systems enjoys a history of excellence and quality in the transportation business. Due to continued growth, Cowan Systems, LLC has a Trucking Dispatch / Fleet Manager position available in our Avenel, NJ Terminal.
Cowan Systems, LLC is a National truckload carrier that specializes in providing high quality dedicated fleet services for companies requiring first-rate performance. Cowan Systems offers dedicated fleet services which provide a customized transportation package designed to meet the specific needs of the shipper; such as specialized equipment, strict timetables and custom reporting. Cowan Logistics sources the optimal method of transporting our customers freight as efficiently as possible while maintaining unprecedented service and reliability. Cowan Systems is the premier single source provider for warehousing and distribution needs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area. Our 100% supply chain solution includes local and long haul trucking in and out of Cowan facilities.
Job Summary:
Fleet Managers are responsible for managing the operations pertaining to the dedicated transportation services at our customers facility. It includes, but is not limited to, employee relations as it relates to defined drivers, customer service, relationship saturation, asset management and maintenance. Operations personnel support planning of drivers and available loads for a defined geographic area. Responsible for projecting available manpower and loads while providing feedback to customer and Dedicated Account Manager. Must have full working knowledge and experience of D.O.T, compliance and hours of service requirements.
We are seeking qualified individuals who are experienced in the Trucking industry
SHIFT: Monday-Friday 9:00pm-7:00am.
Job Duties:
Ability to manage and effectively dispatch a fleet of drivers
Adhere to and oversee safety compliance
Manage the accuracy of delivery schedules
Employee relations pertaining to driver need and satisfaction
Maintain recent knowledge of all trucking regulations
Guarantee all documents pertaining to shipments are accurate, complete and sent to all appropriate parties
Analyze drivers mileages and payroll to ensure all drivers are working a full work week in addition to identifying any drivers who arent making enough money
Take disciplinary action and counsel drivers when required for violations of company handbook rules and/or policies
Check and verify that drivers have confirmed their future load assignments and are clear on their delivery requirements
Review safety items such as missing logs/DVIRs, log violation letters, etc. to ensure compliance
Validate and review driver Hours of Service to ensure compliance using all tools available including QUALCOMM and total mail
Monitor all shipments which are to be dropped on a drop yard, a printout should be made on the shipment and given to the load planner for that region
Communicate with customer to maintain delivery schedule efficiency and customer satisfaction
Review driver settlement sheets on a weekly basis to ensure balance of dispatch and miles.
Be involved in the planning process for your driver, you must act as the driver advocate and be the voice of the driver.
Serve as a liaison between customer and Cowan Systems asset management
Job Requirements:
Ability to build and maintain relationships
Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to manage and motivate a team.
Customer service oriented.
Ability to manage a fleet of 20-30 drivers
Strong computer knowledge (Microsoft Office), organization and administrative skills.
Knowledge of TMW Transportation Software a plus.
Truck/Trailer maintenance knowledge a plus.
Outstanding Benefits:
Full benefits - Medical, Vision and Dental
Life, Short and Long Term Disability
PTO (sick & vacation) and 401K
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